Four hotels in Texas and Arizona have pulled out of agreements to house around 600 migrants as federal facilities grapple with record numbers of illegal apprehensions at the US-Mexico border.
According to Axios, “A Woodspring Suites, a Hampton Inn by Hilton, a Microtel by Wyndham and a Best Western were slated to open up more space for migrant families starting April 30, but backed out and now the deadline has been pushed back, according to sources familiar with the situation.”
That said, the Texas nonprofit which won no-bid contracts after hiring a Biden transition official – Family Endeavors – told Axios that they’ve secured three alternative hotel sites, but did not elaborate.
Family Endeavors is securing the hotels as part of its $87 million contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The nonprofit also signed a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to find housing for unaccompanied minors, worth up to $550 million.